Our Story

Who We Are

Gary and Heike Hackney are just like you.  We have been married over 25 years, we’ve raised a family, and we’ve had previous careers.  Gary retired from the US Army in 2004 and Heike has been involved in teaching since the year 2000.  In 2012 we decided to do what we truly enjoy….help people.  We enrolled in and graduated from the Professional Massage Therapy Center in Springfield, Missouri.  Not only did we gain an excellent education in many aspects of massage, but together, we logged over 400 hours working in the student clinic.  We take that experience very seriously, it allows us to operate Serenity Spa and Wellness Center with considerable experience in bodywork.  Together, we provide the balance we sought for Serenity Spa and Wellness Center.

Gary’s education concentrated on Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Kinesio Taping, and Thai Massage in addition to Swedish Massage.  His education also includes the completion of a strenuous process to become certified in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy.

Heike’s education concentrated on many spa modalities such as the Therapeutic Body Wrap, Reflexology, Thai Massage, and Hot Stone Massage in addition to Swedish Massage.

We are certified through the Federation of State Massage Therapy boards after passing the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination, Licensed in the State of Missouri (Gary – License # 2012014227, Heike – License # 2012024228) and members of the American Massage Therapy Association. Gary is a Certified Precision Neuromuscular Therapist as well.

Our Mission Statement

Serenity Spa and Wellness Center provides therapeutic massage and bodywork for the enhancement of health and well-being to health-minded individuals by integrating multiple modalities into each session.  We believe that every aspect of a person; body, mind and spirit can benefit from receiving massage therapy.  The success of Serenity Spa and Wellness Center is built on trust, expertise, professionalism, and a personal touch that always puts the health and well-being of our clients first.

Our Philosophy

We focus on keeping our clients satisfied by listening to them and meeting their needs. We truly listen to our client’s suggestions and our goal is to establish a lasting client/therapist relationship.  Our focus and dedication is to provide the best spa massage or clinical therapeutic massage for our clients. We strive for our clients to experience relaxing/stress free environment in a clean and quiet facility and service will be provided by exceptionally professional therapists.